Wedgwood dating willow
One of the new collections is a bold new take on the historic and ubiquitous Blue Willow Pattern.
Robert Dawson has taken this pattern and blown it up by a significant percentage.
Getting back to Messrs Wedgwood: In case any visitors looking for help with the real Josiah Wedgwood pottery marks find this page, I will list the dating marks: With Wedgwood marks you can pin-point to a certain month. The last letter depicts the year of manufacture: O - 1860P - 1861Q -1862R - 1863S - 1864T - 1865U - 1866V - 1867W -1868X - 1869Y - 1870Z - 1871A -1872B - 1873C - 1874D -1875E -1876F - 1877G - 1878H -1879I - 1880J - 1881K - 1882L - 1883M - 1884N - 1885From 1886 -1897 The date letters 'O' to 'Z' are repeated and from 1891 the words 'ENGLAND' should appear on the piece.
From 1898 To 1906 the letters used from 1872 to 1880 re-occur (A - I) But England should appear on the piece. Wedgwood," but wanted to know from about what year it would be.
The Wedgwood Collector is faced with many imitators and unscrupulous rival manufacturers who either traded on a relationship to the Wedgwood family by marking their wares so that the uninformed might buy them thinking that they were getting Wedgwood quality or left their products unmarked so that the buyer might attribute their work to the Wedgwood potteries.
Some of the imitators' work is quite good and would grace a collection of 18th and 19th century English potters work.
But among their collection designers are Vera Wang, Jasper Conran and Barbara Barry.
He was a distant relation of the 'other' more famous side of the family.
Ultimately the firm became known as "Unicorn Potteries".
Each letter was impressed separately and and the mark is uneven and often in curved shape. These marks were used through 1769.1775 Jasper perfected and introduced 1777 Jasper dip introduced 1780 Death of Thomas Bentley and the end of the Bentley and Wedgwood partnership 1805 underglaze blue printing introduced 1806 Lustre introduced 1812 First printed mark 1827-41 Francis Wedgwood in partnership with Josiah II and Josiah III 1860 Majolica introduced.
Three letter impressed mark (dating code) introduced for earthenwares 1875-85 Turquoise jasper introduced 1891 'England' mark introduced 1895 Incorporation of firm as Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd.
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It's marked in the bottom with Wedgwood & Co Ltd, and then it looks like it says Englake, Viking. The Wedgwood & Co pottery, founded 1860 (became a "Limited Company" in 1900) by Enoch Wedgwood of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.